World Music Café releases its third episode of the four-part documentary series on 1 November 2023.
The World Music Café documentary features a range of local artists of Middle Eastern heritage, Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians, plus guest Iranian participants, sharing stories of connection through food and music.
The 30-minute film is part of the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grant Program supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that reflects contemporary Australian culture through the lens of the World Music Café events.
The documentary is produced and co-directed by Jon Cope, co-directed, filmed, edited by Genevieve Cooper of Joy of Colour Media, with production consultancy support by Graeme Sward.
“Food and music connect people, locally and globally” said World Music Café facilitator, Jon Cope.
“The World Music Café documentary showcases contemporary Australian culture and how celebrating our diversity connects and strengthens our community”.
“We are extremely grateful to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and all our social enterprise partners for the opportunity to share our World Music Café stories with a wider audience,” he said.
World Music Café was established in 2019 as a social enterprise to provide team members of new migrant and refugee backgrounds with greater opportunities for social and economic integration and promote culturally diverse Australian artists.
World Music Café was a ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ finalist in the Australian 2022 Third Sector Awards and has been described by the UWA Centre for Social Impact as ‘An Oasis of Integration in Our Country’.
Click here to watch the World Music Café documentary
World Music Café is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Program provided by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. World Music Café is produced by Kaleidoscope Multicultural Arts Management and acknowledges social enterprise founding partner Multicultural Futures Inc and founding community partner United in Diversity.
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